Most important: Does it work? Do you ever get grabbed by the same person again? If so, is it only in exigent situations or also for non-emergencies that they grab you?
тройка [transliterated troika] (Russian, noun) - trio Wikipedia says: A general meaning of the Russian word troika (Cyrillic alphabet: тройка)…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_tSH0wQ38 More information is available at Richard Sears's Chinese Etymology site. -- Banazir